29 April 2015: Houston, Tx – Aggreko, the global leader in rental power, temperature control, and oil-free compressed air solutions, will light up the streets of downtown Chicago as some of the greatest college football players arrive in the windy city on April 30, for the professional football draft that will determine their future from collegiate to professional players.
Aggreko’s major events division, Aggreko Event Services (AES), will provide power and temperature control for the 2015 draft ceremony that will take place from April 30 through Saturday, May 2, as well as providing services for the outdoor fan festival that spans 900,000 square feet across Grant Park and Congress Plaza.
AES is providing: 5MW of temporary power; 900KW of electric heat; 270 tons of air conditioning for the entire draft experience, the fan zone and the surrounding VIP and hospitality venues; a crew of Aggreko technicians are onsite to manage the installation and operations; including hundreds of accessories, panels, transformers and about 65,000 ft. of cable, equivalent to 8 miles.
“We have been providing power for the league’s national football championship game and broadcast for the last 25 years, so we’re pleased to be able to provide the same exceptional power and heating and cooling solutions for the draft that introduces these new football stars to the world, said Gary Meador, Head of National Event Services, Aggreko North America.
Aggreko has recently been named the Official Temporary Energy Services Supplier for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan American Games being held in Canada this summer. Aggreko’s previous successes include the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, numerous PGA Championships, and U.S. Open golf tournaments. For more information, visit www.us.aggreko.com